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Kuhl's strong outing leads Pirates past Reds 6-0

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh, ...
Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte slides safely into third on a single by Adam Frazier, as Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez leaps for an ...
Pittsburgh Pirates' Adam Frazier, center, celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a ball hit by Andrew McCutchen during the first inning of the team...
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, center, celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by David Freese off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher ...
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen watches his RBI single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano during the third inning of a baseball game...
After being ejected for arguing balls and strikes, Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton, center, has his say with umpire Todd Tichenor, right, as manager B...
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh,...

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh, ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte slides safely into third on a single by Adam Frazier, as Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez leaps for an ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Adam Frazier, center, celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a ball hit by Andrew McCutchen during the first inning of the team...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, center, celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by David Freese off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen watches his RBI single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano during the third inning of a baseball game...

After being ejected for arguing balls and strikes, Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton, center, has his say with umpire Todd Tichenor, right, as manager B...

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh,...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl allowed four hits in seven efficient innings, Starling Marte went 3 for 4 and scored three times and the Pittsburgh Pirates had little trouble with the Cincinnati Reds in a 6-0 victory on Thursday night.

Kuhl (4-7) struck out six and walked just two as the Pirates beat the last-place Reds for just the second time in 10 tries this season. David Freese went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for Pittsburgh. Andrew McCutchen also drove in a pair of runs. John Jaso's pinch-hit single in the seventh ended an 0-for-34 skid.

Cincinnati rookie Sal Romano (2-3) was knocked around early, allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings.

The Reds managed just four singles against Kuhl and two relievers as their three-game winning streak was snapped. Cincinnati went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Billy Hamilton was ejected in the fifth after arguing a called third strike with umpire Todd Tichenor.

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Updated : 2021-01-18 22:24 GMT+08:00